Every birth is sacred.

Kirsten Clark, certified birth doula

I'm here for you & your birth.

Whether you are having your first baby or your sixth, having good support through pregnancy, birth and postpartum is key to feeling empowered and positive about your birth and entrance into motherhood.

My passion is to support mothers in finding their voice in birth, help partners feel included, and to bring comfort and a sense of safety into the birth room. 

I have been supporting Huntsville families as a birth doula since 2016. It has been an honor to witness the strength of birthing mothers in all kinds of birth, from VBA4C to planned epidural to home birth to unmedicated hospital birth.

Every birth is sacred & every mother deserves to be honored and supported.

How I Doula

I bring honesty, sincerity, and humor into my work as well as deep empathetic listening and curiosity about what is important to you, as an expectant parent. Building deep relationships with my client families, in an informal and warm way, is one of my favorite parts of doula work.  I aim to fully educate my clients about what their options are in birth and to support them in walking forward into birth with full knowledge of their own power and rights. Because of that, I'm honest and upfront about the experiences I have working in hospitals locally and with different OBs and midwives so folks can think through a birth space & care provider that will best fit with their personal birth goals & needs.

 

I love cracking jokes and keeping a sense of humor in the birth space and I also love bringing a sense of reverence and awe into the birth room. I believe that birth is a sacred and spiritual rite of passage, whatever your religious beliefs may be. I personally love some hippie stuff but can also relate to less crunchy folks.

 

I believe in the mind-body connection in birth because I’ve seen firsthand that when you feel safe, loved, and supported, your labor progresses more smoothly and you have a more positive experience. I’ve also seen that when birthers feel afraid, unsupported, guarded, it can hinder or even shut down labor completely.

 

This is why I’m a huge proponent of building deep relationship with my clients. I believe that if we enter the birth space together and you feel like I’ve got your back 100% and am there for whatever you may need, you’re going to open up and let your body do what it needs to do in a beautiful way.

 
Certified Madriella Birth Doula
Certified Madriella Postpartum Doula
Certified Stillbirthday Birth and Bereavement Doula
Continuing Education
Novice Rebozo Certification, Gena Kirby
How to Help Families Get Evidence Based Care, Evidence Based Birth
Mentorship with Maternal Instincts Doula 
Spinning Babies workshop
Further Work
 
Alabama Cohosh Collaborative
Co-founder, Board Member
Mama Circle
Co-founder, Executive Director

Credentials

 

BIRTH PHILOSOPHY

Every birthing person deserves unconditional compassionate support as they journey through pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Every family deserves to be empowered with knowledge to make their own unique decisions in birth.
Birth is a natural, normal event. It is not pathological. 
Labor can hold intensity and pain, but it does not have to hold suffering. Non-pharmacological comfort measures should be offered and supported.
Mothers who birth their babies surgically (via Cesarean) are brave and strong and deserve support in a peaceful birth environment.
A mother and her baby are a single unit, intimately entwined and dependent on one another. This bond should be honored and respected. A healthy, supported mother will ensure a healthy baby.
The emotional bond between a birthing person and the partner is key during birth. A strong connection between partners during birth should be encouraged and supported.
A mother's intuition is key in the birthing process. Mother's bodies hold great wisdom, as they are intimately attuned to their baby's presence and needs.
Childbirth can be unpredictable, challenging, and even traumatic. Space must be held for this to be the experience of some birthing people, without minimizing difficult emotions and experiences.
Birth is an emotionally and spiritually transformative experience.
Every birth is sacred.
 

Testimonials

"I'm convinced Kirsten is THE reason I got the natural birth I wanted so desperately.

She never stopped believing in me,

she knew I could do it, and I did!"

— Anna

 

Why Hire a Doula?

Reduces Cesarean Risk

Research has shown that professional doula support reduces the risk of Cesarean birth by 39%!  

Emotional

Support

"Emotional support helps the birthing person feel cared for and feel a sense of pride and empowerment after birth."

Physical 

Support

"Physical support is important because it helps the birthing person maintain a sense of control, comfort, & confidence."

Increases Pain Relief in Labor

In one important study, mothers who had doula support experienced less anxiety during labor and less pain. 

Services

Birth Doula Support

Birth is a sacred journey into the unknown. You will return from it transformed as a new person: a mother.  As a doula, my role is to walk with you through your pregnancy and birth, educating you about your options,  supporting your decisions, listening to the needs of you & your partner, and being a supportive & loving presence during labor and delivery.

Water Labor with Birth Tub

Water labor in a birth tub can be a game changer when it comes to birthing naturally without pain medication. Laboring in water relieves pain, increases comfort, boosts relaxation, and helps you enjoy the birth process more deeply. 

Placenta Encapsulation

Having your placenta encapsulated is an easy, hygienic way to help your body heal naturally postpartum. Mothers who have encapsulated report more even moods, less postpartum depression, and better milk supply.

Henna Belly Art

Henna stain is made simply and naturally using only 100% natural henna, lemon juice, sugar, and lavender oil. Created in a design of your choice, the henna stain lasts on your skin for about 7-10 days.

 

Get in Touch

Please share your goals & desires for your birth

as well as what you are looking for with doula support. I'd love to chat!

Contact Info

256.431.1976

Serving Huntsville, Alabama & surrounding areas:
Madison, Athens, Fayetteville, Decatur, Boaz, Hartselle, Cullman

 
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